I own a quiver Bumble Bart. I am sat looking at the board rack and thought to myself maybe it’s about time I explained to everyone the difference between the models and which waves they are best suited to.
So here you go…
Deshy’s guide to Quiver Surfboards shaped by Luke Hart.
To start with a brief introduction into whom the shaper is…
Luke Hart is described by many as young, motivated, inspirational, innovative and highly creative. Luke has made Quiver into the brand name it is today. He has used a lot of his knowledge and has a great team testing the boards to make sure they are perfect for British waves. Some of Luke’s riders include:
- Alan Stokes: UK Pro Tour Winner
- Tom Butler: Pro Tour runner up and English Champion
- Mitch Corbett: Barrel Magnet!
- Cain Killcullen: Irish Power Man!
- Oli Adams: aerialist and all round progressive surfer.
Here are a few of his models we have in stock and a brief explanation as to what they are..
The Bumble Bart
This is my personal favourite board in the Quiver range. I have surfed this board in small 1 ½ foot clean surf and in overhead messy surf. It absolutely flies in both. It has forward wide point with a stub nose and pulled in round pin tail which will give the rail the feel of a good wave board but with the stability and paddle power of a fish. It surfs just like a shortboard when you’re on your feet but you have to put minimal effort into your paddling.
Deep single to double through the fins with slight vee off the tail gives you concentrated speed through the fins with great hold on deep bottom turns and carves. Medium rocker throughout with the shortened all round template means it sits in the pocket all day long.
The Hobbit is a very similar shaped board to the Bumble Bart but with a squash tail and a generally more shortboard shape to it. The Hobbit is more performance driven then the Dirty Truck and the Bumble Bart. It is as easy to catch waves as the Dirty Truck but gives you a much more shortboard like feel to it. This board would be a great in-between board for those days when it is quite fat but a good size and you worry about taking your shortboard out. Alternatively it would make a great first short board if you have been surfing fishes for a while.
The Dirty Truck
The Dirty Truck is the slightly fatter version of the Hobbit. It has a bigger pan shape throughout with a similar rocker line. The wide point in this board is further back and is not as big. The dirty truck would be a great board for anything from 2ft clean to overhead barrels. It has a slightly more relaxed rocker line to a standard hip shortboard but not quite as flat as a traditional fish. The pan shape of the tail is slightly wider than a standard shortboard as well but has more rocker in it then a fish. A great performance fish ideal for anything with a bit of punch.
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